Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thank You note time!

With Christmas over and the new year almost here, it's time to get out some cute thank you cards to let people know how much I appreciated their gifts & thoughtfulness.

I wanted these to be simple & easy, yet still pretty (who doesn't want cards like that?!?) ... I also wanted them to have a winter color scheme, without being too "Christmasy" ... so here's one to help get your creative ideas flowing.

You can make it, too!
- Real Red base layered with Bashful Blue & Whisper White
- Pocket Silhouettes stamp (bet you never thought of this set as a winter/Christmas one before!) stamped with the coordinating Bashful Blue inkpad
- Real Red ribbon & Dazzling Diamonds glitter for a bit of a snowy feel.

I love love how using a few different pieces in coordinated colors makes a pretty card come together so effortlessly!

Have fun & Happy New Year!

<3, Kristi

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bye, bye Branch Out

One of my favorite sets, Branch Out, is retiring on January 4th, so I wanted to make sure my Stamp Club ladies got to use it one more time. This "Dazzling Branch Out" card reminds me of a winter wonderland with the Dazzling Diamonds fine glitter.

Some things we learned & practiced with this card...
- How to use the sponge balls with SU! stamp pads to create fluffy snow
- How to apply Dazzling Diamonds to create sparkly snowflakes
- How to thread a button with a thin scrap of paper & attach it to a card using glue dots.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope all of my loyal Stamp Club ladies are loving their new goodies and having time to play with them during the often crazy holiday season!

We are at my parent's house for the weekend to celebrate Christmas and tonight I gave my mom the monogrammed cards I showed in an earlier post plus a few others I made for her. She loved them! She is so excited to have nice cards to send out to her friends & family.

It's a bit more challenging to take pictures here & post from their computer, so more pictures to come once I'm back home.

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Order in!!

WOW! I cannot believe how quickly this month's order arrived. Expect your December Stamp Club order to be delivered to you today with exciting new mini catalogs in each of your bags! You're each receiving a copy of the new Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog.

I was able to pre-order a few things from the Occasions Mini Catalog, so you can look forward to some fun new projects in January using some of these new choices!!

Check out the picture above to see some of the fun new items available in the Occasions Mini!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

A cool special focused on Decor Elements vinyl sheets & Big Shot accessories.

I think the chalkboard vinyl sheets are one of the coolest things on sale. These can be applied to just about any surface to create a chalkboard surface. No messy painting and no drilling holes in the wall to try to hang something heavy.

Chalkboard Décor Elements Vinyl Sheets 118815
Catalog Price: $14.95
Regular Price: $12.46
Preferred Price: $11.21 <--- what you get through me!

Make Décor Elements your own by creating your own vinyl images using the Décor Elements sheets and your Big Shot.

■ Each package comes with two 15" x 24" sheets of vinyl in Chalkboard, along with two 15" x 24" sheets of transfer tape
■ Instructions for use are included in the package

Let me know if you'd like to add this... or any of the other sale items... to your order!

Birthday Love

I love my husband!! Look at this cute little card he made me for my birthday. He asked for a little help, but came up with the idea by himself and just needed to be given a couple of quick quick tutorials to design this card for me.

What a sweetie :)

You can make it, too!
- Not Quite Navy card base with Old Olive and Very Vanilla layers (pgs 156-157)
- "Love You Much" stamp from pg 44 (item #113756)
- Very Vanilla Jumbo brads from pg 179 (item #112534)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Monogrammed Fun!

I'm on a monogramming role I think... I recently got a couple of the alphabet sets from SU! and am super excited about it. I think a nice set of monogrammed cards will make lovely birthday presents for a variety of special people in my life and will also be perfect wedding presents for newly married couple friends with a new shared last name initial.

This card is one I just made for my momma. It's her birthday on January 9th, so my goal is to have a nice set of various homemade monogrammed cards to give her at Christmas since we won't be getting back over there for her birthday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monogrammed Journal

Check out this neat gift idea I saw on Real Simple's website this morning!

What a cute, inexpensive & thoughtful gift to give someone for the holidays...

More details here .

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Warm Winter WISHes

This fun little holiday card make look red, but it's actually quite "green"... I recycled a Starbucks coffee sleeve for the sentiment and then used the Delightful Decorations ornament stamp set in the background. I got the basic idea for this card from another SU! demonstrator, Carrie, but changed it around a bit to make it my own.

A quick & easy card, perfect for coffee loving friends :)

You can make it, too!
- Take a standard Kraft base & layer it with Real Red paper
- Stamp Delightful Decorations ornament with Real Red & draw the string with a Real Red marker
- Cut a Starbucks sleeve into a rectangle and add Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the word WISH
- Lace a Kraft corduroy button with a thin piece of Real Red paper and attach it with a glue dot

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Wish List!!

Don't forget to tell your mom, dad, husband/boyfriend, sister... everyone! what stamps & supplies you're dreaming of this year for Christmas. Have them send their order over to me by next week on Tues, Dec. 8th to make sure it arrives by Christmas. Husbands and boyfriends especially are sure to love the free gift wrapping & gift tag I'm offering, plus I'll include a free stocking stuffer bonus item on any order over $50! What an easy way for them to get you what you want this Christmas!!

My personal wish list includes:
- Bold Brights full Stampin' Write marker set & cardstock pack- bright happy colors that all match & coordinate (pg. 156)
- The "Full Heart" punch- great for Valentine's Day! (pg. 186)
- "Everything Nice" stamp set- perfect for so many occasions (pg. 145)

What's on your Wish List this year??

Loads of Holiday Cheer!

My computer had some funky stuff going on lately so I had to go without *gasp* for a few days, but I am now back online... woohoo!

Here is one of the holiday cards I made recently. As I think most of you know, the people driving the truck here sort of look like Aaron and me so I am planning on sending this to his parents for Christmas. I think they will get a kick out of it and really enjoy it being so personalized just for them. :)

More holiday cards to come... I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner!!

Thanks for visiting!